Hi everyone, I have fixed my login with some help from Nicholas and his son (thank you). I previously a guest but now I am 'leviss'.
I have been researching the Haramis family. My great grandmother Maria Harami born 1897; married Evangelos Y Mavros (date unknown). Maria died 12 July 1957. She had a brother and a sister. Her sister Evangelia Harami was one of the teachers at the Santrapeia school on Castellorizo. Her brother was Mihali (Michael) Haramis. Can anyone provide any further information about her parents or family.
Post by Administrator on Nov 14, 2007 6:39:00 GMT 10
Your great grandparents, Evangelos Yeorgiou Mavros and Maria Kyriakou Harami, married on Castellorizo on 23 June 1929.
Their dowry contract records the fact that the bride was 'given away' by her elder sisters Evangelia (the unwed teacher) and Christina (who was married to Mihail Tsakounis), presumably because both parents had died by that date.
The gifts given include a house in the Ayiou Nikolaou precinct and two plots of land in Pera Meria (given by Christina).
If you would like a copy of the contract, please give me your address details offline and I will post a copy to you.
We have been in contact with Marina Harami, a non-Castellorizian librarian from Athens. She has done a lot of research into the Haramis family, the great majority of whom are not Castellorizians.
Marina has obtained some records from the Castellorizo Municipal Council relative to the Haramis family, and in particular the family of Evangelia Harami, the former schoolteacher on Castellorizo.
They show that Evangelia was born in 1902, her father was Kyriakos Haramis, born 1865, and mother Evdokia, born 1868. Kyrakos's parents were Mihail and Christina.
Evangelia had 3 siblings. The eldest, Christina, born 1888 married Mihail Tsakounis, born 1877, whose parents were Alexandros Tsakounis and Aikaterini. Aikaterini would be Aikaterini Soultani, who was the sister of Vasilios Soultanis, my father's maternal grandfather.
The 2nd sibling was Maria, born 1897, who married Evangelos Mavros, born 1885, whose parents were Yeorgios and Margaro. It was Evangelos's 2nd marriage, the 1st being to Despina Komninou, father Apostolos. Evangelos had 5 children from his 1st marriage.
Evangelia was the 3rd sibling and the youngest was Mihail, born 1906.
Evangelia had an adopted daughter, Despina, born 1954 in Rhodes, who married Eleftherios Papoutsis, born 1945, whose father was Konstandinos and mother Christina. Despina had 4 children. According to Allan Cresswell, 3 of these children are Kosta, Vangeli and Michael. I believe that Despina is still living in Castellorizo.
According to the Castellorizo Cemetery records, Maria Harami died on 12 July 1957 aged 60y and her husband Evangelos died on 19 April 1962. They are buried in Plot 146.
Eleftherios Papoutsis died on 2 January 1999 aged 53y and is buried in Plot 104. His father Konstandinos died on 31 July 2005 and mother Christina died 19 March 1997 aged 97y. They are buried in Plot 105.
I met Evangelia when I went to Castellorizo in 1968. She was running a small grocery store or on the limani waterfront with her brother Mihail, who I also met. I also met her adopted daughter Despina. Evangelia told me that she was related to me and that she was in regular contact with several members of my family. She said that her father Kyriakos had a brother Agapitos, who was my mother's grandfather. She also said they had another brother, Iakomis. Agapitos was the eldest and Kyriakos the youngest.
I assume Evangelia has passed away, and probably her brother Mihail. Evangelia would be 112y now and Mihail 108y. I would be interested to know if anyone knows what has happened to them.
Nicholas, I would be appreciative if you could check if you have a copy of the marriage dowry contract of Christina Harami and Mihail Tsakounis, probably c.1908.